So you want a new, amazing TV, but you don't want to spend a lot.
Do you value high-quality picture? Built-in apps? Voice control? You'll find a TV to fit your needs (and your budget) here.
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Roku TV is baked in to the TCL 6 series, so the user interface is simple to use. And it has more apps (and 4K HDR apps) than any other smart TV.
Plus, the new-for-2018 design scraps the old plastic look for a more high-end metallic finish.
Though outclassed by the TCL 6 series in both price and performance, the 65-inch Vizio M-Series ($898 at Walmart) offers full-array local dimming, a bright high-dynamic range (HDR) image and superior smart home connectivity via its built-in Chromecast.
The new 2018 design on the Vizio M-Series includes a slimmer border on the outside and a built-in, over-the-air TV tuner on the inside. There are more local dimming zones than last year's design, too.
CNET's David Katzmaier says the Vizio P-Series offers "excellent picture for the money," with deep blacks, rich contrast, plenty of brightness and excellent video processing. The true 120Hz refresh rate input, meanwhile, is a welcome feature for gamers.
While the Vizio P-Series delivers the best picture you can afford without going OLED, the built-in Chromecast smart television interface leaves something to be desired. The 55-inch Vizio P55-F1 is available through Walmart for $798.00.
The Sony Bravia XBR-49X900F has Android TV built in, which we find to be a step above what you get with Samsung, LG and Vizio. It responds well to voice commands, too, though it can be slow to respond.
Praised by David Katzmaier for "the best image quality available in this price range, thanks to local dimming," Vizio's E-Series delivers great contrast, especially in dark rooms.
The biggest knock against the Vizio E-Series is its somewhat outdated, clunky look. And we're not in love with its lackluster, built-in streaming, either. But at $729 for a 65-inch screen, it's still a great budget alternative to the Vizio M-Series and TCL 6 series.
Perfect for those looking for a sleek TV on a small budget, the 4K TCL 5 Series is a definite step up, stylistically, from the less-expensive TCL 4 Series. We also love the simple-to-use Roku smart TV interface.
And the Roku-based user interface is very simple to use, delivering tons of apps that update regularly. Netflix, Amazon Video, Sling TV and others are front-and-center and just a remote shortcut button away.